Daily Trust (Abuja)

14 January 2013

Nigeria: Saboteurs Leaking Official Secrets to Boko Haram - Jonathan

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JTF soldiers

President Goodluck Jonathan said some 'saboteurs' in his administration are leaking official security secrets to the Boko Haram sect.

Speaking yesterday at a special interdenominational church service held to mark this year's Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, Jonathan called on those sabotaging government's efforts at containing the menace of terrorism in parts of the country to desist in the interest of the nation.

He said, "the saboteurs in government condoning terrorism by Boko Haram, you do not love this nation. Those of you who leak secrets to Boko Haram do not love this nation. It is a crime not to love this nation.

"My question to our Armed Forces and other security outfits is what, what are you building? Will what you are building build or destroy the nation? You are supposed to build the nation wherever you go to serve."

The president insisted that the unity of Nigeria cannot be compromised saying that only insane couple opt for divorce after a century staying together as one.

Jonathan said though some politicians now use the issue of secession as political weapon, the country will 'never' break up.

He said "Some people talk about disintegration of Nigeria, now even at political levels some people take it as weapon of enteritis when they want to discuss politics. But my conviction and I believe that of most people here and those listening to us is that Nigeria will continue to remain a united nation.

"Nigeria will not disintegrate. Anybody who is doing research on sociology, psychology or political science, know Nigeria will remain one. In 2014 we will celebrate our centenary, 100 years in existence," he said.

The first scripture reading was taken from the book of Romans 12:9-21by the Minister of State for Defence, Olusola Obada. The second scripture reading was taken from the book of 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, by Jonathan.

In attendance were; First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan and the president's mother Eunice Jonathan, Senate President David Mark, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Emeka Ihidioha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius Anyim and several other top government officials.

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